Posts Tagged ‘SOLAS’

Norsafe enters the Cruise and Passenger Ferry Market

Norsafe enters the Cruise and Passenger Ferry Market
The Minima 88 Norsafe has recently developed a modern, Partially Enclosed Lifeboat (PELB) providing a secure and protected means of escape for persons on-board passenger vessels. The SOLAS compliant Minima 88 is a compact 8.8m long boat with a width of 4.25m for 150 persons. With its signal coloured...
January 11th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Pragmatic forwarders make container weighing work

Pragmatic forwarders make container weighing work
Robert Keen Tomorrow (October 1) is a key date for members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) and the international freight forwarding community. It marks the end of the three-month settling-in period suggested by the IMO to its Member States in which competent authorities were...
September 30th, 2016 | Associations, Containers, Markets, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

CSSF feels positive about new SOLAS amendments in force…

CSSF feels positive about new SOLAS amendments in force…
CSSF feels positive about new SOLAS amendments in force and upcoming Concentrated Inspection Campaigns by Port State Controls Hamburg, 23 August 2016. The Container Ship Safety Forum strongly welcomes the new requirements of SOLAS relating to the verification of the gross mass (VGM) of packed containers,...
August 23rd, 2016 | Associations, Containers, Markets, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

The Shipowners’ Club onLoss Prevention: SOLAS Chapter VI Container Gross Mass Verifications FAQs

The Shipowners’ Club onLoss Prevention: SOLAS Chapter VI Container Gross Mass Verifications FAQs
With the amendments to SOLAS Chapter VI, container gross mass verifications, coming into force on the 1 July 2016, the Club has created a helpful infographic to answer any questions you may have on the new amendments, including why they have been implemented, what vessels they apply to and what qualifies...
July 1st, 2016 | Claims, Containers, P and I Clubs | Read More

BIC Container Tare Weight Database Goes Live

BIC Container Tare Weight Database Goes Live
The new database of container tare weight data recently announced by the Bureau International des Containers (BIC) is now live, with more than half a million containers already uploaded and new files being added daily. Container owners and operators are encouraged to sign up now to upload their fleet...
July 1st, 2016 | Containers, IT and Communications, Regulatory | Read More

Enclosed space ship safety rule enters into force on 1 July 2016‏

Enclosed space ship safety rule enters into force on 1 July 2016‏
A new regulation aimed at protecting seafarers who need to enter enclosed spaces, by requiring ships to carry portable atmosphere testing equipment on board, enters into force on 1 July 2016.   Seafarers may be called upon to enter enclosed spaces on ships to manage or obtain equipment, assist a colleague...
June 30th, 2016 | Health and Safety, IMO, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

SOLAS container mass verification requirements – FAQ – MSC circ on VGM now online

SOLAS container mass verification requirements – FAQ – MSC circ on VGM now online
The declaration of the accurate gross mass of a packed container is critical to maritime safety.   What are the new rules? On 1 July 2016, new requirements to verify the gross mass of a packed container enter into force under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Why have...
May 25th, 2016 | Associations, Container shipping, Containers, IMO, Regulatory | Read More

Advice regarding verification of gross mass of packed containers

Advice regarding verification of gross mass of packed containers
The MSC agreed that while there should be no delay in the implementation of the SOLAS requirements, it would be beneficial if Administrations and port State control authorities could take a “practical and pragmatic approach” when enforcing them, for a period of three months immediately following...
May 23rd, 2016 | Associations, Containers, IMO, Organisations, Regulatory | Read More

TT Club Welcomes further IMO Guidance on SOLAS VGM Amendment

TT Club Welcomes further IMO Guidance on SOLAS VGM Amendment
Peregrine Storrs-Fox In order to assist the implementation of the VGM amendment to SOLAS, which comes into effect on 1st July, the IMO has agreed on certain enforcement guidelines and is expected to issue a Circular to all Member States this week.  Freight insurance specialist, TT Club welcomes the...
May 23rd, 2016 | IMO, Marine Insurance, Organisations, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

SOLAS container weight verification – The impact on port terminals – Part 3 of 3

SOLAS container weight verification – The impact on port terminals – Part 3 of 3
Small change, big impact: SOLAS container weight verification – The impact on port terminals Part 3 of 3 – Port Terminals The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended...
May 17th, 2016 | Containers, Legal | Read More

Anti-piracy law in Cyprus

Anti-piracy law in Cyprus
From Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co LLC :  The Protection of Cyprus Flag Ships from Acts of Piracy and other Unlawful Acts Law 77(I) 2012, hereinafter referred to as “the Law”, is the leading authority regarding the implementation of security measures on board Cyprus flag ships,   which...
May 4th, 2016 | Flags, Health and Safety, Insight, Legal, Marine Insurance, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Small change, big impact: SOLAS container weight verification

Small change, big impact: SOLAS container weight verification
Elizabeth Turnbull Small change, big impact: SOLAS container weight verification – The implications for carriers – Part 2 of 3 The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention to require that a packed container’s gross weight be verified...
April 26th, 2016 | Containers, Legal | Read More

Small change, big impact: Get ready for the SOLAS container weight verification

Small change, big impact: Get ready for the SOLAS container weight verification
Elizabeth Turnbull Part 1 of 3 – Shippers The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention to require that a packed container’s gross weight be verified before the container can be loaded on board a ship The new rule will come into force on 1...
April 7th, 2016 | Containers, IMO, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security | Read More

FEPORT reiterates its call for action from Member States in view of the entry into force of SOLAS container weighing rules

FEPORT reiterates its call for action from Member States in view of the entry into force of SOLAS container weighing rules
FEPORT reiterates its call for action from Member States in view of the entry into force of SOLAS container weighing rules From 01 July 2016, all containers to be loaded on a vessel will need to be accompanied by a Verified Gross Mass (VGM). As of now, industry actors have released guidelines on the...
March 9th, 2016 | Associations, Containers, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Xervo now offers Boat-in-a-Box for commercial shipping

Lifeboat producer Xervo has now reimagined and redeveloped its Boat-In-A-Box concept to match the needs of the commercial shipping business, and has already landed its first commercial shipping order for delivery in Q2 2016. The new lifeboat combines Xervo’s well-known safety concept with a compact design...
March 8th, 2016 | Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

SOLAS Weight verification – How and where to accommodate container weighing

SOLAS Weight verification – How and where to accommodate container weighing
ICHCA International Conference 2016  |  29 Feb – 2 Mar 2016  |  Barcelona, Spain Join your peers at the only international event bringing all the stakeholders together to foster best practice in safe container and cargo operations. REGISTER NOW SOLAS VGM & CONTAINER SUPPLY CHAIN SAFETY:...
February 11th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Terminal Operators request clarity on implementation of SOLAS weighing rules at national levels

Terminal Operators request clarity on implementation of SOLAS weighing rules at national levels
Within less than six months, new SOLAS container weighing rules will come into force and there is still a lack of information and harmonization at national level regarding their implementation. FEPORT calls on national authorities to develop guidelines that protect the efficiency of the logistics chain...
January 19th, 2016 | Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

TT Club urges immediate action on box weighing

TT Club urges immediate action on box weighing
TT Club welcomes the initiative of the World Shipping Council (WSC) in its recent publication of guidelines to the industry in relation to implementing the SOLAS requirements that become mandatory on 1 July 2016. Unlike the CTU Code, which forensically seeks to identify the chain of responsibility for...
July 9th, 2015 | Containers, Logistics, Safety and Security | Read More

TT Talk – The opportunity of weighting

TT Talk – The opportunity of weighting
As should be expected when regulations are tightened, attention is turning to solution providers to deliver accurate measurement of gross mass at various points through the container supply chain. TT Club would welcome hearing from potential providers so as to keep its membership informed. While the...
July 2nd, 2015 | Containers, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Technology | Read More

54% of tankers comply with 1 July 2015 ECDIS mandate

54% of tankers comply with 1 July 2015 ECDIS mandate
Tom Mellor. Over 4, 000 tankers are not yet using an ENC service SOLAS regulations on the mandatory carriage of ECDIS for all tankers of 3, 000 gross tonnes or more come into force on 1 July 2015.  Of the 8, 750+ tankers in the global fleet that are required to comply with these regulations by their...
June 11th, 2015 | IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE), 2nd session, 23-27 March 2015

Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE), 2nd session, 23-27 March 2015
The IMO’s HQ’s in London SOLAS amendments on ventilation of closed vehicle, ro-ro and special category spaces finalized Draft amendments to SOLAS regulation II-2/20 were finalized by the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE), at its second session, for submission to the ninety-fifth...
April 1st, 2015 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, IMO, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Organisations, Regulatory, Safety and Security, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical | Read More

​​Polar Code infographic now available in six languages

​​Polar Code infographic now available in six languages
16/03/2015 The IMO infographic What does the polar code mean for ship safety?, focusing on the safety aspects of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), is now available to download in Arabic, Chinese, English French, Russian and Spanish. The Polar Code was adopted...
March 16th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Books, Climate, Environment, Health and Safety, Icebreakers, IMO, News, Oceanology, Safety and Security | Read More

New VIKING ETSO transport suit tough to beat

New VIKING ETSO transport suit tough to beat
New ETSO- and SOLAS-approved helicopter transfer suit in high visibility yellow promises higher comfort and safety, combined with a unique equipment exchange scheme that ensures serviced suits are always on hand. Esbjerg, Denmark. February 10, 2015 – “When it comes to passenger suits for helicopter...
February 10th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Expanded range of e-NPs launched by UKHO

Expanded range of e-NPs launched by UKHO
Expanded range of e-NPs launched by UKHO and a further Flag State approval for the use of e-NPs in place of paper equivalents Eight more ADMIRALTY Nautical Publications from the UKHO to be available as e- books; Sierra Leone approves ADP and e-NPs as SOLAS-compliant In the week that Sierra Leone has...
February 3rd, 2015 | Associations, Flags, IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Communications under the spotlight in issue eight of “The Navigator”

Communications under the spotlight in issue eight of “The Navigator”
03.02.15 – Communicating effectively on the bridge, between ships or to the shore is the topic under discussion in the eighth issue of The Navigator – the free publication from The Nautical Institute. The 12-page magazine, aimed at marine navigational officers at all stages in their career, is...
February 3rd, 2015 | Associations, Communication, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, HR, IT and Communications, Maritime Education and Training, Press and Media, Reports, The Nautical Institute | Read More